So how does this change things for you?
ESPN UK in its current state will cease on the 31st July, along with any subscriptions that you may have to that channel (side note - ESPN America & Classic will also be phased out). The new channels starting up include BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN (BT) all appear as one subscription package.
How do I continue to watch Indycar in the UK?
There are various ways as long as you have the right means! The best offer is if you have BT Broadband, this way you can pick up the 3 BT Sport channels on you BT Vision or Sky platform for free for the first year, followed by a small monthly fee for the second year (in the region of £3 per month For HD). Broadband customers also get online streaming for free.
If you are not a BT Broadband subscriber, the cost is £12 per month.
BT Sport appears free as part of XL TV package with Virgin Media, lower packages costs £15 per month.
Which channel will Indycar be broadcast on?
Originally thought just to be on ESPN (BT), but the Mid-Ohio race is in fact live this weekend on BT Sport 2 from 8pm, with a re-run of the race at 5:30pm on ESPN (BT) on the following Tuesday. These listings will be updated as soon as coverage details are released, but they are by no means 100% accurate as listings are very likely to change throughout the week.
It is my feeling in the long term, football and rugby will take priority on Saturday and Sunday evenings so expect some channel bouncing, including the possible 'As Live' tag. But remember that there are only six races left this year so not many opportunities to clash
Firestone Indy Lights re-runs will continue to be shown, as they have be on ESPN (UK).
Which channels can I find on BT Sport on?
BT Sport 1 - Ch. 445 / 413 HD
BT Sport 2 Ch. 446 / 414 HD
ESPN - 433 / 417 HD
BT Sport 1 - Ch. 547 / 549 HD
BT Sport 2 Ch. 548 / 550 HD
ESPN - 529 / 530 HD
BT / YouView
BT Sport 1 - Ch. 507 / 510 HD
BT Sport 2 Ch. 508 / 511 HD
ESPN - Ch. 509 / 512 HD
Where can I find out more?
More in depth details can be found on the ESPN and BT Sport websites, including prices -
BT Sport Website
Virgin Media Website